Welcome to Kismet University! At this fine institution, we will attempt to explain design terms and elements. Hopefully, this will make it a little easier to navigate the world of interiors.
Today’s first lesson: vignettes! Vignette is pronounced “vin-nyet” and it is simply a stylized arrangement of objects and furniture. Think of it as a scene that tells a story, which is captured with a snap of a single picture. It can be a chair with a pillow in the corner of the room, flanked by a side table, with a lamp. Or it can be an entry way console, stacked with books and a tray, a piece of art on the wall. It isn’t about clutter, it’s about curation, just like styling for your best shelfie. The composition of the pieces is what makes a vignette a vignette.
Check out these gorgeous examples:
Living Space Vignettes
Dining Room Vignettes